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Rage, anger and social media #2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/10/09/russian-operatives-used-twitter-and-facebook-to-target-veterans-and-military-personnel-study-says/?utm_term=.98b12c19cb22&wpisrc=nl_tech&wpmm=1

Your rage can be used to control and direct you.  I noticed a certain attitude amongst those currently serving that I could not understand at the time.  This fills in the blanks.

Years ago someone used my rage over years to manipulate my behavior very successfully.  It was only much later that I realized this.  I remember being in a meeting discussing abuse and realizing that no one present had encountered that.

Social media companies are VERY good at analyzing your behavior and feeding you information.  Know this, and have a plan.

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Rage, anger and social media

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia

I have found the last year much harder as a result of social media and my response to it. As I was pondering that, I saw the above article.  It is worth considering how much time we spend in places designed to distract or anger us and take us away from thought.

While I am still working on my path, I think controlling the amount of time we spend on social media is a good start.  I am not suggesting you walk away entirely, but consider how you let such things affect you.

Read

Run

Walk the dog

Talk to a friend

 

Do not let their desire to sell you advertising to invade your inner garth.  Do not give others such power over you.

Pro-Russian Bots affecting Right Wing traffic

Something to be aware of on the internet. Some of what we see may be manipulation by Russian bots or agents.  While the Alt-Right is powerful and dangerous, as Charlottesville showed, their support may be weaker than it appears.
 

Stormfront and Daily Stormer down

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/29/stormfront-neo-nazi-hate-site-murder-internet-pulled-offline-web-com-civil-rights-action?CMP=fb_gu

Web.com pulls support for one of the oldest and largest neo-nazi hate sites following campaign by Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

A Black man infiltrates White Supremacy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/08/24/a-black-man-went-undercover-as-a-digital-white-supremacist-this-is-what-he-learned/?undefined=&utm_term=.b4e415ce18ec&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

A fascinating tale of cyber infiltration.  An important part:

“Meanwhile, the folks on these forums are still discussing phrenology. Who uses phrenology anymore? We mapped the human genome!”

 

 

A Video worth watching

Troth: Inclusive Heathenry after Charlottesville

via Inclusive Heathenry — mainer74